FC Barcelona News: 30 November 2011; Barça Win Against Rayo, Pique Could Miss El Clasico,

Will Alexis lead Barcelona to more victories?

Sanchez double lifts Barca | Sky Sports
The home side were in complete control of the game at Camp Nou before half time thanks to Alexis Sanchez's double and David Villa's goal. Lionel Messi added a fourth in the 50th minute in a game which was brought forward due to next month's Club World Cup in Japan.

Josep Guardiola highlights Rayo Vallecano's courage at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Josep Guardiola qualified tonight’s match at the Camp Nou as "a bit strange and different," highlighting Rayo Vallecano’s courageous approach to the game. The Santpedor native said that José Ramón Sandoval’s side "isn’t a surprise. You can tell they have a great manager, and that they are doing things well. I have to congratulate Rayo’s courage."

Barcelona's Gerard Pique could miss Clasico clash with Real Madrid due to suspension - Goal.com
"Any player, who during the course of a game, provokes a fifth booking may be sanctioned with, in addition to the penalty provided for in the first paragraph of this article [a standard one-game ban], an extra one game suspension and fined the amount of €600. In determining the intent of the player, circumstances will be taken into account such as the nature of the breaching of the game rules and the attitude of the player during the match."

Tito, we'll beat this one too | FC Barcelona
Even though Tito Vilanova wasn’t at tonight’s game to help Pep Guardiola on Barça’s bench, he was very present at the Camp Nou. Before kickoff Barça’s starting lineup trotted out onto the pitch wearing navy blue T-shirts that read ‘Tito, d’aquesta també ens en sortirem’ (Tito, we’ll beat this one too), the Camp Nou greeted the show of support with applause.

One year since the memorable 5-0 over Madrid | FC Barcelona
November 29th is the day the Club celebrates the anniversary of its founding and from 2010 it's going to be celebrated as the anniversary of a historic result: Barça 5 Real Madrid 0. The performance, the result and of course the opponents on the field make this one of the most memorable exhibitions of the Guardiola era

What a difference a year makes - five reasons why Barcelona have been caught by Real Madrid after the 5-0 Clasico mauling - Goal.com
But Barca are currently three points behind Madrid and have played one more game than Jose Mourinho's men in the Primera Division. And, a year on from the famous 5-0, Real appear to have not only closed the gap on the Catalan club, but also moved slightly ahead - albeit for now.

Kaka won't move to PSG | Sky Sports
Kaka has no intention of leaving Real Madrid as reports continue to surface that Paris Saint-Germain are preparing an audacious bid to tempt him to join them. The Brazil international has failed to win a regular place in Jose Mourinho's side, but has no intention of quitting the Santiago Bernabeu to move to Ligue 1, according to his agent.

Sprain pain for Cristiano | LFP
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has a grade I sprain and bruising on his left ankle. The club medical report adds that the treatment he will receive will be medical, along with physiotherapy, and the player is likely to be in the treatment room for a week, which makes him doubtful for Saturday's clash with Sporting de Gijón.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa: We're not thinking about Barcelona - ESPN Soccernet
Madrid are three points ahead of Barcelona at the top of La Liga and have a game in hand, while the Catalans face the distraction of the Club World Cup in December. Jose Mourinho's men play their next match away at Sporting Gijon on December 3 and Arbeloa is focused on the task at hand, rather than an upcoming El Clasico the following weekend.

Struggling Racing fire coach Cuper - Yahoo! Eurosport
Struggling Racing Santander agreed to terminate coach Hector Cuper's contract after slipping to the foot of La Liga. The 56-year-old Argentine joined a club in administrative turmoil during the summer and managed only one win in 13 matches.

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